Jun 26, 2014 — Writer Julia Keller, who grew up in the state, says she surprised herself when she set her novels there. But riverbanks, convenience stores and abandoned coal mines make for perfect crime scenes.
Apr 20, 2014 — Author Craig Nova recommends three books that take a fresh approach to the age-old bildungsroman. The experience of growing up is both universal and unique — and, in these books, timeless.
Oct 7, 2013 — In softcover fiction, Will Self spelunks the depths of consciousness in a mental hospital; Amity Gaige divulges an East German immigrant's secrets; Cristina Garcia defines the space that separates a dictator from an exile; and Ayana Mathis follows the life of a mother during the Great Migration.
Jan 25, 2013 — Jim Harrison's The River Swimmer pairs two novellas about Midwestern men. It debuts at No. 11.
Nov 17, 2011 — A dog reflects on his life in The Art of Racing in the Rain, on the list for a 127th week.
Aug 26, 2011 — Jennifer Egan takes a ride through time in A Visit from the Goon Squad, on the list for a 22nd week.
Aug 11, 2011 — More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. Explore the winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey — an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.
Aug 8, 2011 — NPR coverage of Old Man's War by John Scalzi. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Final Solution: A Story Of Detection by Michael Chabon. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Rhino Ranch by Larry McMurtry. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.